The palmyrene temple in Rome and Palmyra's trade with the west

Taco T. Terpstra*

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This paper discusses the evidence for and significance of a Palmyrene sanctuary in Rome maintained by a Palmyrene community in the city. Previous scholarship proposed that the slave trade was responsible for the presence of the Palmyrene settlers, but this paper will argue that that explanation is incorrect. It will posit instead that the Palmyrene community in Rome formed part of a larger pattern of Palmyrene trade, which took place through a 'trading diaspora' that included the imperial capital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalmyrena
Subtitle of host publicationCity, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781784912802
ISBN (Print)9781784912796
StatePublished - Apr 18 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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